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California Seriously Considering Sports Betting

June 02nd 2020

image credit NBA and Sacramento Kings. We do not own this image and it is being used for editorial purposes only. California was already a state that tired to tax itself into prominence only to realize that the wealthiest people were very good at avoiding taxes, or that they decided to leave the state altogether. The state is strapped for ...

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Ohio – House Passes Sports Betting Bill

May 30th 2020

Not quite legal but almost there - That's how one might describe Ohio's sports betting situation. House Bill 194, a bill that has been moving around in the house for a year, was just passed. The law would legalize sports betting and place it under the jurisdiction of the state lottery. It would take 10% of the profits for the ...

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Sports Betting Probably Not a Reality for Arizona in 2020

May 26th 2020

Two bills for sports betting recently failed in the Grand Canyon State. The first was centered on allowing sports betting at tribal locations but would've prohibited sports betting online. The second bill was seeking to also authorize legals sports betting at any one of 26 tribal locations but also addressed legalization of commercial sportsbooks. It too was not "mobile-friendly". Representative ...

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Bet365 Latest Addition to Colorado List of Sportsbooks

May 21st 2020

World renown sportsbook Bet365 is the latest sportsbook to get approval to operate in the Rocky Mountain state. Bet365 is already well known in many countries throughout the world but has yet to make its mark in the United States. Main competitor William Hill is a UK based bookie that has been in the U.S. market for years and was ...

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Las Vegas Casinos Submit Plan to ReOpen

May 12th 2020

Las Vegas - Nevada - We have seen some industries take a terrible beating from the pandemic, some moreso than others. Arguably one of the most affected industries is the gambling industry and especially that of Las Vegas, which counts of travel, hotels and restaurants as well as casino/sportsbook profits to earn money. After a well publicized and desperate plea ...

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Sportsbooks Looking to Bounce Back from $43B Hit

May 12th 2020

43 billion dollars - That is the amount of money that wasn't bet on sports since the coronavirus shut everything down.  Restaurants, airlines, hotels and casinos/sportsbooks have felt it the most. In Colorado, they sports betting became legal in the meantime. Absent was the fanfare and celebration of inaugural sports betting opening days of the past.  There was no Governor ...

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Sports Betting Bill Being Put Forward in Louisiana

May 05th 2020

Three sports betting bills are being put forward in the state of Louisiana for consideration on the November ballot in individual parishes. Sports betting is not currently legal in the state. The idea is to get sports betting up and running by fall 2021. The money generated from sports betting could help the state recover from the Covid-19 shut down. Senator ...

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Tennessee Sports Betting Update

April 30th 2020

Sports betting has been legalized in the state of Tennessee. Now, its only a question of getting sportsbooks in the door to offer their services. The state has made it harder on sportsbooks than other sates have. They have included rules for sportsbooks which include: Sportsbooks must hold 10% for at least one year. This means that bettors winning are ...

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Nevada Sportsbooks Take Heavy Beating from Corona Virus

April 29th 2020

One year ago, things couldn't have been better for sportsbooks in the state of Nevada. They booked a record $596.7M in bets for the month of March. Flash forward one year and Las Vegas and the state of Nevada record their lowest handle (total $ in bets placed) numbers in decades. $141M was the final total for bets placed in ...

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Virginia Close to Legalizing Sports Betting

April 15th 2020

Virginia is a state that many didn't see as an early contender for legal sport betting a few years ago. The state has a very conservative history and besides lotto and horse racing, has never allowed gambling of any kind. All of the liquor stores in Virginia are state owned and alcohol is highly regulated. Virginia's tight stance on alcohol ...

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